No. 4 Cincinnati runs winning streak to 19

Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2002

TAMPA, Fla. -- Steve Logan scored 27 points and No. 4 Cincinnati made 17 of 19 free throws over the final six minutes Saturday to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 19 games with a 78-68 victory over South Florida.

The Bearcats (19-1, 7-0 Conference USA) took control for good with a 12-2 run midway through the second half.

Arkansas 94, No. 5 Florida 92, OT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Jannero Pargo scored a career-high 35 points, including a 3-pointer that sent the game into overtime and a 14-foot jumper with 2.7 seconds to play, as Arkansas handed the Gators their second straight loss.

Pargo was 7-of-8 from behind the arc for the Razorbacks (11-8, 3-4 Southeastern Conference).

Texas Tech 92, No. 6 Oklahoma 79

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Andre Emmett had 26 points and 10 rebounds as Texas Tech beat a Top Ten team for the second time in eight days.

Last Saturday, the Red Raiders (15-3, 4-2 Big 12) beat then-No. 6 Oklahoma State 94-70.

Indiana 88, No. 9 Illinois 57

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Dane Fife scored 20 points and the Hoosiers (13-6, 6-1 Big Ten) set a school record with 17 3-pointers.

Frank Williams had 11 points for the Illini (15-5, 4-3 Big Ten), who suffered their worst loss since Dec. 10, 1991, against Temple. It also was a season-low point total for the Illini.

No. 25 Connecticut 100, No. 10 Arizona 98, OT

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Freshman Emeka Okafor had 19 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocked shots as the Huskies (14-3) won their sixth straight.

Salim Stoudamire, who scored 20 points, made consecutive 3-pointers to start the overtime and give Arizona (13-6) a 97-91 lead, but Connecticut outscored the Wildcats 9-1 the rest of the way.

No. 18 Missouri 86, Kansas St. 74

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kareem Rush had 22 points for the Tigers (15-5, 5-2 Big 12), who beat Kansas State for the 18th straight time at home.

Pervis Pasco had 11 points and 11 rebounds, his seventh double-double in 11 games, for the Wildcats (7-10, 1-5).

No. 21 Wake Forest 87, Georgia Tech 74

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Josh Howard had 20 points and seven steals, and Darius Songaila had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Demon Deacons (14-6, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had lost to No. 10 Virginia, top-ranked Duke and No. 3 Maryland in the last eight days.

Tony Akins had 20 points for Georgia Tech (7-13, 0-7), which lost its sixth in a row. The Yellow Jackets are off to their worst start in conference since going 0-14 in 1980-81.

No. 2 Kansas 86, Texas A&M 74

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Drew Gooden had 22 points and 13 rebounds for his 15th double-double of the season and the Jayhawks (17-2, 6-0) won their four straight. Gooden has 45 double-doubles in his last 47 games.

Bernard King had 22 points for led Texas A&M (8-12, 2-4), the most ever scored by an Aggie against Kansas. Texas A&M came into the game having won two in a row.

No. 3 Maryland 84, Florida St. 63

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Juan Dixon had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals for the Terrapins (16-3, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won 13 straight at home since losing 74-71 to Florida State last February.

Anthony Richardson scored 14 points for the Seminoles (10-8, 3-4), who are 0-4 on the road in the ACC this season.

No. 11 Oklahoma St. 64, Colorado 55

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Maurice Baker scored eight of his 16 points in an early second-half run that lifted the Cowboys (17-3, 4-3 Big 12).

David Harrison had 13 points for the Buffaloes (11-6, 2-4), who lost their straight league road game.

Vanderbilt 86, No. 15 Georgia 84

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Freshman Jason Holwerda scored on a runner with 4.9 seconds left and Vanderbilt (13-6, 3-3) won its third straight Southeastern Conference game.

Georgia (16-4, 5-2) had trailed by 10 points but rallied to tie the game twice in the final 1:24, the last on a basket by Jarvis Hayes with 35 seconds left.

Minnesota 89, No. 20 Ohio St. 71

MINNEAPOLIS -- Travarus Bennett scored 21 points for Minnesota, which snapped the Buckeyes' nine-game winning streak and handed them their first Big Ten loss in almost a year.

The Golden Gophers (11-7, 4-3) shot 9-for-14 from 3-point range and beat the Buckeyes for the first time in five games under coach Dan Monson.

No. 12 Syracuse 81, Virginia Tech 69

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- DeShaun Williams scored a career-high 28 points and Preston Shumpert had 25 as No. 12 Syracuse defeated Virginia Tech.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Orangemen (17-4, 6-1 Big East) and sent Virginia Tech (6-13, 0-7) to its 16th straight conference loss.

No. 14 Alabama 64, No. 8 Kentucky 61

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Erwin Dudley scored 16 points, and Rod Grizzard had 14 as Alabama beat Kentucky.

Mo Williams and Antoine Pettway added 13 points each as the Crimson Tide (17-3, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) snapped Kentucky's four-game winning streak.

No. 13 UCLA 64, California 57

LOS ANGELES -- Jason Kapono and Billy Knight hit key baskets over the final 4:19 and UCLA beat California to avoid a three-game losing streak for the first time in two years.

The Bruins (14-5) moved into a tie for second in the Pac-10 at 6-3 with No. 10 Arizona, and avoided a sweep by the Bay Area schools. UCLA lost 86-76 to No. 17 Stanford on Thursday, and had blown a 20-point lead before losing to the Wildcats a week ago.

California (14-4, 5-3) had its four-game winning streak snapped and dropped into a tie with Stanford for third in the league.

No. 19 Oregon 94, Washington St. 86

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Luke Ridnour scored a career-high 24 points to lead Oregon over Washington State.

No. 23 Southern California 90, No. 17 Stanford 82

LOS ANGELES -- Sam Clancy had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and freshmen Errick Craven and Rory O'Neil played key roles in the second half as Southern California beat Stanford.

The Trojans (15-4, 7-2 Pac-10) snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cardinal at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, and remained atop the Pacific-10 Conference at the halfway point of their league schedule.

No. 16 Gonzaga 70, Saint Mary's 52

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Dan Dickau scored 19 points as Gonzaga routed Saint Mary's for the Bulldogs' 23rd consecutive home victory.

Cory Violette added 13 points and eight rebounds for Gonzaga (18-3, 5-1 West Coast Conference), which scored the first 12 points and was never threatened in beating Saint Mary's for the 12th straight time.

No. 24 Texas 69, Baylor 63

WACO, Texas -- Deginald Erskin scored 15 points, including the final go-ahead basket, as Texas beat Baylor and extended its winning streak over the Bears to nine games.

Erskin tipped in a missed free throw with 14 minutes left to make it 45-44, and the Longhorns (14-5, 5-1 Big 12) never trailed again.

Women

No. 1 Connecticut 79, Boston College 56

STORRS, Conn. -- Sue Bird had 23 points and Asjha Jones matched her career high with 21 points Saturday night to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 79-56 victory over Boston College.

The pair helped UConn (22-0, 8-0 Big East) recover from one of its worst shooting halves of the season. The Huskies shot 38 percent from the floor on 12-of-31 shooting and held an eight-point lead at the break.

Jones scored nine points in the Huskies' 18-6 run to open the second half and UConn cruised the rest of the way.

BC's leading scorer, Brianne Stepherson finished with 12 points, but scored only two in the second half. Clare Droesch led the Eagles with 13 points, and Rachel Byars had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 3 Stanford 62, Arizona St. 48

STANFORD, Calif. -- Lindsey Yamasaki scored 23 of her season-high 27 points in the first half as Stanford won its 12th straight game.

Nicole Powell added 13 points as Stanford (20-1, 10-0 Pac-10) beat the Sun Devils at home for the 18th consecutive time.

Betsy Boardman scored 15 points to lead the Sun Devils (16-6, 7-4), who lost for the first time in 16 games when allowing 67 points or less.

No. 8 Louisiana Tech 88, Rice 43

RUSTON, La. -- Amber Obaze scored 20 points, and Cheryl Ford had 12 points and eight rebounds as Louisiana Tech beat Rice.

Tech (14-3, 9-0 Western Athletic Conference) shot 53 percent in the first half while holding Rice (13-5, 7-2) to 17 percent.

Kara Liggett scored 14 points for Rice, and Daneesh McIntosh had 10 points and nine rebounds.

No. 14 Iowa St. 82, Nebraska 71

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Angie Welle became Iowa State's all-time leading scorer, getting 18 points as the Cyclones pulled away from Nebraska.

Welle, a 6-foot-4 senior, has 1,868 points, moving her past Megan Taylor's record of 1,866. She played just seven minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. Welle scored 16 points in the second half and was too much for Nebraska inside, leading the Cyclones (15-5, 3-5 Big 12) to a sweep in the season series for the third straight year.

Tracy Gahan added 23 points, and Lindsey Wilson scored 20 for Iowa State.

Keasha Cannon scored 22 to lead Nebraska (12-8, 2-5).

No. 15 Baylor 80, No. 13 Texas 70

AUSTIN, Texas -- Sheila Lambert scored 26 points, including a key 3-pointer with just over a minute left to lead Baylor over Texas.

Steffanie Blackmon added 15 points, and Danielle Crockrom added 17 points for Baylor (16-3, 4-3 Big 12), which moved over .500 in the conference for the first time this season.

Kala Bowers led Texas (14-4, 6-2) with 18 points.

Notre Dame 64, No. 16 Virginia Tech 57

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Jacqueline Batteast scored 26 points and Alicia Ratay added 22 as they scored all but two of Notre Dame's second-half points and the Irish extended their home win streak to 47 games with a victory over Virginia Tech.

The victory was the first for the Irish (11-7, 5-2 Big East) against a ranked team since beating No. 9 Purdue in the NCAA title game last April.

Ieva Kublina scored 20 points for the Hokies (15-4, 6-2), who lost their second in a row after winning 12 straight.



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